Kettlebell Training – What Is It?
The term “kettlebell” refers to any weighted object used for exercise. They are commonly used in weight training programs because they allow for greater intensity and higher repetitions than other types of resistance equipment such as dumbbells or barbells. They can be used with different exercises such as pushups, pull ups, squats, lunges, and many others.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Kettlebell For Weight Training?
Weight training is one of the best ways to build muscle mass and improve your overall health. If you want to get stronger, it’s always better if you use a weight that will challenge your muscles rather than just using lighter weights. However, there are times when heavier weights may not be necessary; in these cases, using a kettlebell can provide benefits.
There are several reasons why using a kettlebell is beneficial:
It allows you to work out at a high intensity. You don’t have to lift heavy weights all the time.
By doing so, you’re able to maintain good form and increase your speed. It improves balance and coordination. With proper technique, you’ll be able to perform more reps with less rest periods while maintaining proper form. It increases your heart rate more than traditional resistance training (e.g. lifting weights). This can lead to greater fat loss and improved cardiovascular endurance. It’s easy to learn. Even if you’ve never lifted weights before, you should be able to learn the basics of kettlebell training relatively quickly.
As you can see, kettlebells offer a lot of benefits for your workouts. They’re popular with people who are just starting to lift weights, Crossfitters, and professional athletes.
What Exercises Can You Do With A Kettlebell?
There are many types of exercises you can perform with a kettlebell. We’ll mention a few of them below:
Kettlebell Swings – Swinging a kettlebell is one of the best exercises that utilizes nearly every muscle in your body (back, core, arms, legs, etc.).
Swinging a kettlebell also helps to increase your flexibility, balance and coordination.
Kettlebell Snatch – Similar to the kettlebell swing, the snatch also works your entire body. The snatch is more advanced than the swing though so you may want to master the swing first before attempting this exercise.
Kettlebell Cleans – Like regular Olympic style weight lifting, the clean is another great exercise you can do with a kettlebell.
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